What are the Best FHD Display Mobiles, and Why You Should Buy One?
Updated On – 04 April 2018 – The Full HD (1920*1080) resolution is the most optimal resolution you can have on your next smartphone. Recently, a lot of phones are also coming with the FHD+ (2160*1080) resolution with either 18:9 aspect ratio or 19:9 aspect ratio.
Most of the phones in the range of Rs. 7,000 to 10,000 have HD (1280*720) resolution. The phones over 10K are likely to have FHD display.
While the latest mobiles like Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 or Google Pixel have either 2K ( 2560*1440) or higher resolution.
Does HD, Full HD or 2K resolution makes a difference?
Understanding FHD Display – The full HD resolution has more pixels per inch compared to an HD or lower resolution display. A 5.5-inch phone with HD display will have 267 PPI (Pixels per Inch), on the other hand, a Full HD mobile (with same screen size) will have 400 Pixels per Inch (PPI). Further, a 2K+ (2880*1440 pixels) smartphone display will have 586 PPI.
Better the pixels per inch, better is the text readability, video, image clarity. However, beyond 400 PPI difference is less noticeable.
Lots of experts say an HD screen is enough or an FHD is enough, and human eye can’t differentiate. There are counter views to this theory, which means that high-resolution displays are easier to read and text appears more clear. Also, there is no pixelation of text/images on higher resolution screens.
Is FHD Better Compared to HD? In my opinion, after using all three resolution on a mobile, the full HD looks better than the HD, and 2K make it a grade higher.
However, the Full HD resolution is recommended, the reading experience between a good quality FHD screen and a 2K screen is not that much for 5-6 inch phones. In case of large size monitors and TV’s difference more noticeable.
But at the same time, there is no match for the Quad HD Displays used in phones like LG G6 and S8. These come with much superior display panels that offer higher resolution, brightness, contrast and very accurate color profile.
Below Table Shows How Pixel Density Changes with Resolution for a 5.5 Inch Screen Size Mobile.
|Screen Size||Resolution||Pixels||Pixel Per Inch|
|5.5 Inch||HD||1280*720||267 PPI|
|5.5 Inch||FHD||1920*1080||400 PPI|
|5.5 Inch||FHD+||2160*1080||440 PPI|
|5.5 Inch||Quad HD+||2880*1440||586 PPI|
|5.5 Inch||4K||3880*2160||801 PPI|
I don’t buy the crap shared by many so-called researchers about human eye can’t detect the difference between HD Vs. FHD or 2K display, my human eye can.
While moving from an HD or lower resolution to FHD, you will find your reading experience becomes much better.
Let’s Check out some of the Best Full HD (1920*1080) Display smartphones that You can buy currently.
Price Rs. 14,999
The Nokia 6 is one of the top-selling smartphones from Nokia and comes with an excellent display for media consumption and reading.
The Nokia 6 has a 5.5 Inch Display with Full HD Resolution (1920*1080) pixels, and offer 401 PPI. The display panel is IPS LCD and comes with a maximum brightness of 450 nits for a better outdoor legibility.
The Corning Gorilla Glass protects the screen, and also comes with the 2.5D curved glass making the display more aesthetic.
The mobile comes with a unibody metallic design with aluminum 6000-grade material construction, offering a robust and premium build.
Powering the phone is a Qualcomm 430 Processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, and it comes with the Android Nougat 7.1 OS. The phone offers a 16 Megapixel rear camera and an 8 Megapixel front selfie camera.
The Battery capacity 3000 mAH and the phone come with 32 GB of onboard storage that can be expanded further using micro-sd card. The Nokia 6 comes with NFC, Bluetooth, 4G Volte and Dual Sim support.
You can read More about the Nokia 6 Review Here.
PROS – Low Price – Great FHD Display, Ideal for gaming. 2. Full HD Display, Good battery Life.
CONS – It is a bit bulky.
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Lenovo Z2 Plus
Price Rs. 11,999
Lenovo Z2 Plus has the best processor under Rs. 12,000, and it comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, same processor as Samsung S7 edge.
One would’ve never thought of getting Snapdragon 820 at this price. However, Lenovo has just made that possible after the recent price drop from 17,499 to 11,999.
The Z2 Plus comes with a compact and elegant design and offers a 5.0 Inch screen size. The phone looks boxier in appearance, as it has higher thickness due to a large battery.
The processor is coupled with 3 GB /4 GB of ram and 32 GB /64 GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support micro SD card.
The Zuk Z2 Plus is powered by a massive 3500 mAh battery pack which supports fast charging through the USB type C port.
It runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 with ZUI 2.5 skin on top. Even though it runs ZUI in the back-end, Lenovo has tweaked the phone, especially for the Indian market. It comes with the Google Now Launcher.
There’s 13MP with a f/2.2 aperture rear camera and an 8 MP, f/2.0 aperture, front camera. It does a pretty good job for its price but isn’t ground-breaking as far as the camera quality is concerned.
The phone comes with a fingerprint scanner, 4G VOLTE, Dual Sim and steps counter.
We did a full review of the Lenovo Z2 Plus can read it.
Pros – Powerful processor, Compact design, Long battery life.
Cons – Average camera performance, No expandable memory.
Huawei Honor 7X
The Huawei Honor 7X was launched in February 2018 and comes with a 5.93-inch Full HD+ Display, with 407 PPI (pixel density). Unlike the Honor 6X, it comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a Full Vision Display with least amount of Bezels. Also, the display has a 2.5D Curved glass coating for better usability.
Moreover, it has a robust metallic build and comes with a Dual Rear camera.
The 7X measures 7.6 mm in thickness and weighs 165 grams. The 32 GB version is available for Rs. 12,999 while the 64 GB storage version costs Rs 15,999.
Powering the phone is the Huawei made Kirin 659 Octa-Core SOC, which has a maximum clock speed of 2.3 GHz.
For photography, it has a Dual rear camera, 16-megapixel lens along with a 2 MP shooter. At the front, it has an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
The device runs Android Nougat 7.1 with EMUI 5.1 on top of it and is upgradable to Android Oreo. The battery is 3430 mAh sufficient to run all day.
Also, the metallic phone comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back. Lastly, it has a Dual SIM slot that supports both Nano and micro SIM cards.
Notably, both the slots support 4G connectivity.
Other features of this phone are smart PA audio, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
PROS – 1. Great Metallic Design, Full Vision FHD+ Display. 2. Excellent Battery Life with huge 3430 mAh battery capacity 3. Dual Rear Camera Setup.
CONS –Performance could have been better.
Honor 7X is an excellent mobile at a reasonable price, with 2180*1080 screen bezel-less display, excellent for reading, net surfing and watching movies.
No 5 on the list of 8 Best Full HD 1080P Phones is the Samsung J7 Pro.
Samsung J7 Pro
Samsung J7 Pro is the latest mobile from Samsung that offers a great display, camera and battery life. It is an expensive phone and is priced at Rs. 20,990.
The Key Highlight of the Samsung J7 Pro is its excellent display which comes with a SUPER AMOLED panel. The Super AMOLED panel is superior to the IPS LCD display used in most phones and offers much higher contrast ratios and legibility.
The display apart from having more vivid colors also consumes less energy compared to IPS LCD panels.
The Samsung J7 Pro comes with a 5.5 Inch display and also has a 2.5D Curved glass that enhances its looks.
Apart from a stunning display, the J7 Pro has a massive 3600 mAH capacity battery which works all day. The battery can be charged quickly using fast charging technology.
Powering the J7 Pro is Octa-Core Exynos 7870 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz and also comes with the Mali T830 GPU. The phone has 3 GB ram and comes with 64 GB onboard storage, expandable to 256 GB.
The mobile runs on the Samsung Touch Wiz UI and has Android Nougat 7.0 OS. It also comes with a 13 MP rear camera having a f/1.7 aperture. At the front has a brilliant 13 MP selfie camera with a f/1.9 aperture.
The phone comes with a fingerprint scanner, Samsung Pay and also has the USB Type C Port. The J7 Pro comes with a glass back design and looks very premium.
PROS – Great Super AMOLED Display. Good Design and Camera.
CONS – 3 GB RAM is Less.
The No. 6 on our list is the Asus Zenfone 3.
Asus Zenfone 3
Asus Zenphone 3 is the most premium looking smartphone you can purchase if you have a budget close to Rs. 15K. The Zenfone 3 has recently got a price discount of Rs. 6000 on Flipkart.
Asus Zenfone 3 comes with a very bright 5.5 Inch Full HD Display (1920*1080) pixels and has 401 PPi. There is 2.5 D Curve glass, and Zenfone 3 comes with over 75% screen to body ratio, and also has the highest display brightness of 600 nits.
The mobile comes with an exquisite glass back cover which makes it a head turner.
The Asus Zenfone 3 has a 16 MP rear camera for clicking detailed pictures.
The rear camera comes with Fast Hybrid Laser auto-focus system for capturing images. The front selfie camera is also honorable, with 8 MP resolution.
Powering the phone is the tried and tested Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and Adreno 506 GPU. The phone runs on the Android Nougat 7.1 OS, along with the Zen UI.
There is 32 GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded to 128 GB with micro-sd card. The phone also comes with the Dual Sim, 4G Volte support along with the Fingerprint scanner at the back.
The Zenfone 3 comes with a decent 3000 mAH battery that can help you comfortably use the mobile for an entire day.
Pros – 1. Full HD 1920*1080 IPS display, Excellent outdoor visibility. 2. Sleek Gorgeous Design. 3. Good Rear camera, 4K Video recording.
CONS – More Ram would have made it even better.
LG Q6 is one of the earliest mid-range phones that come with a bezel-less display panel.
The LG Q6 comes with a Full Vision display with Full HD+ Resolution (2160*1080 pixels) offering 441 pixels per inch screen density. The display occupies the full front side, and it looks similar to the more expensive LG G6.
Powering the LG Q6 is the 8 Cores Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and the Adreno 505 GPU.
The mobile has 32 GB of internal storage and comes with 3 GB of Ram. However, the LG Q6 misses on the Fingerprint Scanner.
The mobile comes with a 13 Megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED Flash.
At the front, there is a 5 Megapixel shooter for clicking selfies. The phone comes with a 3000 mAH capacity battery that is sufficient to sail it through the day.
The LG Q6 runs on the Android Nougat 7.0 and with a few customizations from the LG UX.
PROS – Great Full Vision Display with FHD Plus resolution, Runs on Android Nougat 7.0, Easy to carry and use. CONS – No fingerprint Scanner.
Related – 10 Best Android Phones Under Rs. 15,000.
PROS – Stock Android Experience, Good Camera.
CONS – Design and Looks could have been better.
Redmi Note 5 PRO
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is the latest phone from Xiaomi and is selling like hot cakes in India.
The phone comes with an uncanny resemblance to the iPhone X that costs over 90k and offers a premium metallic finish and design. The large 5.99 Inch FHD+ (2160*1080 pixels) display ensures that you enjoy watching videos and reading text on this stunning phone.
It even comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and has 2.5D Curved glass surface. What’s more, it has Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core processor and the Adreno 509 GPU that ensures a lag-free gaming experience no matter which Android Game you throw at it.
Furthermore, it packs a massive 4000 mAH battery that offers fast charging support to ensure you never run out of juice.
You can buy the Redmi Note 5 Pro for Rs. 13,999 for the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage version, also it is available for Rs. 16,999 with same storage but 6 GB of Ram.
The main highlight of the phone is its Dual 12 MP+ 5 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture that can click great portrait shots. Another noteworthy feature is the 20 Megapixel front selfie camera that is capable of clicking detailed selfies to boost your social media game.
Key Specs for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 PRO
- Screen- 5.98-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect Ratio.
- Processor- Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core Processor with Adreno 509 GPU.
- Ram- 4GB or 6GB RAM
- Storage- 64GB internal storage space, expendable using micro-sd card.
- Camera- Dual 12 MP+ 5MP rear and single 20 MP front Selfie camera.
- OS- Android Nougat 7.1 along with the MIUI 9.2
- Connectivity- 3G/4G/LTE/VOLTE
- Battery- 4000 mAh with QC 2.0.
- Price – Rs. 13,999 onwards.
- Available on Flipkart, Mi.com
Pros – Powerful processor, Longer battery life, Great FHD+ Display.
Cons – Not really at this price point. However, USB type C port is missing.
Read More About the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 PRO.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Xiaomi has launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in the Indian market in late Jan 2017. There are 3 variants available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, and all 3 comes with Full HD Display.
KEY Specs and Features
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a powerful & efficient processor that you can get in this price range; the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 clocked at 2.0 GHz. It comes with Adreno 506 GPU which offers excellent performance for gaming.
The smartphone has got a mammoth battery with 4100 mAH capacity that can easily go on for 1-2 days.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has a 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution (1920*1080 pixels), offering 401 PPI. There is also a 2.5 D curved glass which improves the touch and feel of the display.
The Note 4 comes with Android Nougat 7.1 along with the Xiaomi MIUI 8.0.
Also, Xiaomi is rolling out a new software update, the MIUI 9.0, for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
The Redmi Note 4 has Dual Sim Support and offers 4G LTE / VOLTE connectivity (works with JIO sim) along with 3G and 2G. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 weighs 165 grams and has a thickness of 8.4 mm.
The Dual sim phone also comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device for quick unlocking.
The Xiaomi phone has a 13 MP rear camera with fast auto-focus, and Dual Led flash, and there is a 5 MP camera on the front for taking selfies. It is one of the best mobiles to buy in 10k to 12K range.
PROS –Great design and build quality. Low Cost., Excellent Camera Quality, FHD Screen, Good Processor.
CONS – Availability may be an issue.
You can read more about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, performance, comparison to Redmi Note 3 here.
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